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I fail at crafting. Despite the fact that I talk so much about it, I suck in a fantastic fashion. Since I’m a glutton for punishment and still insist on pursuing such folly, I have to start early. I need to factor in my procrastination, the 15 times I’m going to rip it apart or throw it out and start over, and all the time spent guzzling beer & ranting about my ineptitude.

So I’m starting Christmas early. I’ve made myself quite the little list for TJ. So far Santa will (hopefully) be bringing her:
– knitted hooded baby doll blanket
– clothes for her baby doll
– crayon roll
– pinwheel

Anyone else crafting some Christmas presents?? I could always add more to my list. It’s not looking intimidating enough yet.

My favorite crafting sites… most of them feature tutorials (because I cannot breathe, let alone create anything without detailed, written instructions):

Tatertots and JelloCrap I've Made U Create Craftaholics Anonymousmake baby stuffTip JunkieMy Little GemsMake It and Love ItTotally TutorialsSkip To My Lou Classy and Sophisticated

Found this cute (and seemingly easy) tutorial from Craftholics Anonymous.  Tie some burlap around a styrofoam wreath, add whatever accessories you want (still need to get on the Mod Podge bandwagon) and voila.  Wreath for the door.  Styrofoam and burlap can’t be that expensive, can it?  Ugh, I’m sure I’ll be surprised.  Pat Catan’s here I come!!

P.S.  Clicking the pic takes you to the tutorial.

copyright Craftaholics Anonymous

I don’t know the exact order in which all of the pertinent events transpired, but somehow I have found myself crowned the new reigning Queen of Crafting.  This housemaker stuff is serious business, no?  So since fall is here (yes, yes, autumnal equinox isn’t until the 20th or whatever… blah, blah, blah), of course I feel compelled to fill my house with fall and Halloween handmade paraphernalia.  Poorly made paraphernalia, mind you.  Because Martha Stewart I am decidedly NOT.

So fair warning, there’s probably going to be a fair amount of Halloween craftastic posts, links, so on and so forth in the near future.  Embrace your inner craft goddess, pick up a glue gun, grab a beer (if you’re anything like me, attempting to craft will drive you to drinking) and get to decorating…. NOW!